Paro Devi also belongs to the so-called’ kotha-club of singers (singers who originated from the kotha style of singing) of the vintage era. She debuted Hindi Films via Shikar (1946). So 1947 is her second year in the films. She played the role of second lead and would sing her own songs. However in the later part of her career, many of her songs were playedback by Shamshad Begum.
Muhabbat Jatane Ko Jee Chahata Hai – Amar Asha – Shanti Kumar – Qabil Amrutsarri
Ambawa Ki Dali Pe Koyal Bole, Koyal Bole Re – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Kabhi Bhoole Se Na Poochhi Man Ki Baat Rasiya – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
O Panchhi Pardesiya Ja, Ud Ja, Mere Piya Ka Sandesha La – Ghar Ki Bahu – Sham=nti Kumar Desai + R C Roy – Taaresh
Main Hoon Baag Ki Koyal Raja Ho – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi
Taqdeer Ne Bigad Diye Kam Mere – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi
Uljhan Jo Badhati Jaa Rahi Hai Intezar Ki – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi
Bagiya Mein Aan Dheere Dheere, Malaniya Dekh Na Le – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi
Jaane Ki Kya Jaldi Hai, Jana Chale Bhi Jana – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi
According some refences available on the net, Manaka Bai (Shirodkar) is the mother of Shobha Gurtu. She was a trained classical singer, too.
Unhen Kissa-e-Gam Sunati Rahoongi – Gul Bakawali – Feroze Dastur+ Prof. Bund Khan – Munshi Shefta
Essentially even as Saroj Welingkar was a trained Marathi classical singer, not mushc detail is available on net, at least in English.
Haay Dil Toot Gaya – Shanti – B S Thakur – Shakeel Badayuni
Note: We have not considered here the songs for which YT link was not available.
Our quest for solo songs of other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1947 will continue in the next episode as well.